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Table B.3.16. OECD: Percentage distribution of males with tertiary education, by type of tertiary program, age group, and country: 2009

Country Tertiary-type B education   Tertiary-type A and advanced research programs   Total tertiary  
25-64 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64   25-64   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64   25-64   25-34   35-44   45-54   55-64  
OECD average   9 10 10 9 8   21   24   22   19   18   29   33   30   27   24  
                                                       
OECD countries                                                      
Australia   9 9 9 8 9   25   29   26   23   21   34   38   35   32   30  
Austria   9 6 9 10 10   12   14   13   11   11   21   20   23   21   21  
Belgium   13 14 14 12 10   19   23   20   17   16   31   36   34   30   26  
Canada   20 23 22 20 16   25   26   28   22   23   45   49   50   42   39  
Chile   8 11 9 6 2   17   24   15   15   15   25   36   24   21   17  
                                                       
Czech Republic     16   18   16   17   14   16 1 18 2 16 3 17 4 14 5
Denmark   9 10 10 9 7   22   27   26   17   19   31   37   36   25   26  
Estonia   8 12 5 7 8   18   15   21   18   19   26   27   26   26   26  
Finland   11 2 14 14 13   20   28   23   17   15   31   30   37   32   27  
France   10 16 12 8 5   17   23   18   13   13   27   39   30   21   18  
                                                       
Germany   11 7 11 12 12   19   18   20   18   20   30   24   31   30   32  
Greece   8 9 9 7 4   16   16   17   17   15   24   25   26   24   19  
Hungary   # 1 # # #   17   20   15   16   18   17   20   15   16   18  
Iceland   2 1 4 2 2   27   29   28   26   24   29   30   32   28   26  
Ireland   13 15 15 11 7   20   26   22   17   13   33   41   37   28   21  
                                                       
Israel   14 12 16 15 14   27   23   29   28   30   41   35   45   42   44  
Italy   # # # # #   13   16   13   11   11   13   16   13   12   11  
Japan   10 14 13 8 6   34   38   35   39   26   45   52   48   47   32  
Korea   12 23 12 7 2   32   39   39   28   17   44   63   51   35   19  
Luxembourg   14 17 14 13 12   24   25   27   22   19   38   43   42   35   31  
                                                       
Mexico   1 1 1 1 1   19   22   17   20   15   19   22   17   20   15  
Netherlands   3 2 3 3 3   32   35   31   31   30   35   37   34   34   33  
New Zealand   13 14 13 13 14   22   28   24   20   18   36   41   37   33   32  
Norway   3 1 2 4 5   30   36   33   26   23   32   38   34   30   28  
Poland     18   28   17   11   12   18 1 28 2 17 3 11 4 12 5
                                                       
Portugal     12   18   11   9   8   12 1 18 2 11 3 9 4 8 5
Slovak Republic   1 1 # # 1   14   17   13   13   14   15   17   13   14   14  
Slovenia   9 10 10 8 8   10   12   11   9   8   19   22   21   17   16  
Spain   11 13 12 9 6   18   20   19   17   15   29   33   31   27   20  
Sweden   7 8 7 6 6   21   28   23   17   17   28   37   29   23   23  
                                                       
Switzerland   14 11 16 14 13   29   31   31   28   25   43   43   47   42   39  
Turkey     14   17   13   11   12   14 1 17 2 13 3 11 4 12 5
United Kingdom   9 8 10 10 9   27   35   29   24   21   37   43   39   34   30  
United States   9 8 9 9 8   30   28   31   29   34   39   36   40   38   43  
                                                       
Other G20 non-OECD member countries                                                      
Argentina                        
Brazil     10 6 10 7 10 8 10 9 9 10 10   10   10   10   9  
China                        
India                        
Indonesia                        
                                                       
Russian Federation11   30 31 33 29 23   19   19   19   20   21   50   49   52   49   44  
Saudi Arabia                        
South Africa                        
— Not available.
# Rounds to zero.
1Total tertiary education for 25- to 64-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to 64-year-olds
2Total tertiary education for 25- to .34-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to .34-year-olds.
3Total tertiary education for 35- to 44-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 35- to 44-year-olds.
4Total tertiary education for 45- to 54-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 45- to 54-year-olds.
5Total tertiary education for 55- to 64-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 55- to 64-year-olds.
6Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 25- to 64-year-olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to 64-year-olds.
7Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 25-34 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 25- to .34-year-olds.
8Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 35-44 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 35- to 44-year-olds.
9Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 45-54 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 45- to 54-year-olds.
10Tertiary education type A and advanced research programs for 55-64 year olds includes data for tertiary education type B for 55-to 64-year-olds.
11 Year of reference 2002.
NOTE: Tertiary type-B education includes vocational higher education programs. Tertiary education type-A education includes academic higher education programs.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, web table A1.3b, Paris: Author.
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